Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

Gas Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Gas Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Electric Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Electric Water Heater Routine Maintenance

How to Drain a Water Heater

How to Drain a Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance - Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

Water Heater Maintenance - Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

Water Heater Maintenance - Water Leaks

Water Heater Maintenance - Water Leaks

Understanding Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Understanding Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Benefits Of Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Benefits Of Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Understanding Gas Tankless Water Heaters

Understanding Gas Tankless Water Heaters

Benefits Of A Gas Tankless Water Heater

Benefits Of A Gas Tankless Water Heater

Save Energy With High-Performance Tank Water Heaters

Save Energy With High-Performance Tank Water Heaters

Tips To Improve Water Heater Energy Efficiency

Tips To Improve Water Heater Energy Efficiency

How to Maintain Your Electric Water Heater

How to Maintain Your Electric Water Heater

How to Maintain Your Gas Water Heater

How to Maintain Your Gas Water Heater

How to Select a Solar Water Heater

How to Select a Solar Water Heater

How to Select a Tankless Water Heater

How to Select a Tankless Water Heater

How to Select a Storage Tank Water Heater

How to Select a Storage Tank Water Heater

How to Select a Water Heater

How to Select a Water Heater

Improving Energy Efficiency - Replacing the Water Heater

Improving Energy Efficiency - Replacing the Water Heater

Other Ways to Save Energy with a Water Heater

Other Ways to Save Energy with a Water Heater

Improving Energy Efficiency - Turning off the Water Heater While on Vacation

Improving Energy Efficiency - Turning off the Water Heater While on Vacation

Improving Energy Efficiency - Draining the Water Heater

Improving Energy Efficiency - Draining the Water Heater

Improving the Energy Efficiency of a Water Heater Using the Thermostat

Improving the Energy Efficiency of a Water Heater Using the Thermostat

How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of a Water Heater

How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of a Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance - Water Leaks

Water Heater Maintenance - Water Leaks

Water Heater Maintenance - Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

Water Heater Maintenance - Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

How to Drain a Water Heater

How to Drain a Water Heater

Electric Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Electric Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Gas Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Gas Water Heater Routine Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

Roofing System Basics

Roofing System Basics

Attic Ventilation Tips

Attic Ventilation Tips

How To Choose Roof Shingles

How To Choose Roof Shingles

Common Roofing Problems

Common Roofing Problems

Choosing Roof Shingle Style & Color

Choosing Roof Shingle Style & Color

How To Choose A Roofing Contractor

How To Choose A Roofing Contractor

Power Tool Maintenance

Power Tool Maintenance

How To Clean Your Gutters

How To Clean Your Gutters

Choosing A Deck Stain

Choosing A Deck Stain

How To Prep A Deck For Resurfacing

How To Prep A Deck For Resurfacing

How To Resurface A Deck

How To Resurface A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

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Rheem Water Heating

Rheem Manufacturing Company

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(334) 260-1500

Rheem is the industry leader for total heating, cooling and water heating solutions.  In fact, Rheem is the only brand with product offerings covering residential and commercial heating, cooling, conventional storage-style water heaters, tankless water heaters, solar water heating systems, replacement parts and accessories for all categories – making us a one-stop solutions provider.

How to Drain a Water Heater

Water heater expert Jim Connors demonstrates how to drain a water heater.

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Jim Connors: Hi! I am Jim Connors with Rheem Manufacturing Company. I am showing you how to maintain your water heater, and now I am going to show you how to drain your water heater. A water heater's tank can act as a settling basin for solids, normally suspended in the water. It's not uncommon for hard water deposits to accumulate in the bottom of the tank. This scale accumulation can also coat the gas thermostat or electric heating elements and decrease the efficiency of the water heater, and shorten the overall life.

Consult your owner's manual for proper procedures for eliminating the scale build up. The most effective way is to drain a few gallons of water from the bottom of the water heater periodically. In areas with poor water quality, it maybe necessary to do this several times per year. Shut off the incoming water supply and the gas or electricity to your water heater. Attach a hose to the drain valve located at the bottom. Run the hose to a location outside the home. Remember, the water maybe hot, so use caution and keep the hose off the lawn and away from children. Open the drain valve and release a few gallons of water. Close the drain valve and open up the incoming water supply valve to refill the water heater. Remember to leave a tap open as the water heater refills to get any air out of the system. Once the tank is full of water again, turn on the gas or electricity. Perform it regularly; this maybe the best way to maintain the water heater. That's how you properly drain a water heater. Next, I'll show you how to maintain the temperature and pressure relief valve on your water heater.